Rep. Raul Labrador, R-ID, faced criticism from an audience of his constituents after saying “nobody dies” from a lack of access to healthcare in a town hall Friday night at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.
Labrador’s comments came just one day after the House passed an Obamacare replacement bill. The Congressman was responding to a comment from an audience member who was concerned about how the bill would affect those who receive Medicaid.
“You are mandating people on Medicaid accept dying. You are making a mandate that will kill people,” the audience member said before Labrador cut them off to answer.
“No one wants anybody to die,” Labrador said. “You know, that line is so indefensible. Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”
Labrador faced similar outrage over a comment last month when he said health care isn’t a “basic human right.”